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Program Name: DBSA Essex County
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Margo Atwell
Address: P O Box 707
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone #: 201-998-5751
Email Address: tabasile@verizon.net
Website URL: www.dbsanewjersey.org/essexcounty
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to promote self-education about mood disorders, to support each other through the recovery process, to educate the community at large about mood disorders, to advocate for the rights of those with mood disorders
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No

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